Medstead and Four Marks railway station

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Medstead and Four Marks
Medstead & Four Marks Station.jpg
Location
PlaceFour Marks, Hampshire
AreaEast Hampshire
Coordinates51°06′47″N 1°02′50″W / 51.1131°N 1.0471°W / 51.1131; -1.0471Coordinates: 51°06′47″N 1°02′50″W / 51.1131°N 1.0471°W / 51.1131; -1.0471
Grid referenceSU668353
Operations
Original companyAlton, Alresford and Winchester Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms2
History
August 1868Station opened
5 February 1973Station closed
28 May 1983Station reopened
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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Medstead and Four Marks railway station is a railway station in the English county of Hampshire, serving the villages of Medstead and Four Marks. At 644 ft above sea level, it is currently (2016) the highest operational standard-gauge railway station in Southern England.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Opened in August 1868 as Medstead, it changed to its present name on 1 October 1937.[1] The passing loop was removed, signal box closed and station destaffed in January 1967. It closed in 1973.

Preservation[edit]

It was reopened on 28 May 1983 by the preserved Watercress Line, which runs from Alton to New Alresford. The Stationmaster is Keith Brown. The footbridge (currently on the country end) is from Cowes railway station on the Isle of Wight. Beside the station is the Signal and Telegraph department, which also houses the Permanent Way Gang and the Building Department.

Route[edit]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Alton   Watercress Line   Ropley
  Historical railways  
Alton   Alton, Alresford and Winchester Railway   Ropley

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Old Hampshire Gazetteer".